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Fried Chicken And Sweet Tea: Recipe For A Stroke

Why do people in the South face a higher stroke risk? Classic fried and sweet Southern fare may have a lot to do with it, according to research that sliced and diced regional eating habits.
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Inside Addiction Treatment

People with drug and alcohol addictions often enter a rehabilitation for treatment. A panel joins Diane to discuss what works and what does not.

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Safety Concerns At Compounding Pharmacies

New reports tie safety failures at specialty pharmacies to deaths and illnesses over the past decade. A panel joins Diane to discuss widespread problems at compounding pharmacies.


Botulism From 'Pruno' Hits Arizona Prison

Inmates at a maximum security prison in Arizona were stricken with botulism after consuming homemade hooch that's called "pruno" inside the big house. Potatoes appear to be the source of the problem in two separate outbreaks.

Catholic Bishops Reject Compromise On Contraceptives

The administration's proposal calls for insurance companies to provide contraceptive and sterilization coverage, rather than hospitals, universities and charities affiliated with religious groups. The approach failed to satisfy leaders of the Catholic Church.
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Meet The Man Behind The 'Nutrition Facts' Label

In 1992, graphic designer Burkey Belser was asked to jazz up a new label that would go on every packaged food item in the United States.


Chain Restaurants Boost Sales With Lower-Calorie Foods

Who says healthy doesn't sell? McDonald's, Panera Bread and other restaurant chains that offered more lower-calorie food choices saw a 9 percent jump in food and beverage sales from 2006 to 2011, a new report finds. Restaurants without these options saw sales drop.

Despite Rocky Economy, Money For Global Health Remains Solid

Money to fight HIV and tuberculosis worldwide went through a huge growth in the early 2000s. But donations have plateaued in the past few years, economists say, as governments tighten their budgets. The U.S. is still the biggest contributor to global health, giving about $10 billion in 2010.